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Energy Performance Certificate

3, Kimberley Place, Dwelling type: Top-floor flat

Ashton-in-Makerfield, Date of assessment: 09 February 2009
WIGAN, WN4 9DJ Date of certificate: 11 February 2009
Reference number: 8002-8715-0720-1306-6213
Total floor area: 47 m
This home's performance is rated in terms of the energy use per square metre of floor area, energy efficiency based
on fuel costs and environmental impact based on carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions.

Energy Efficiency Rating Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating

Current Potential Current Potential
Very energy efficient - lower running costs Very environmentally friendly - lower CO2 emissions

(92 plus) (92 plus)

(81-91) (81-91)

(69-80) (69-80)

(55-68) (55-68)

(39-54) (39-54)

(21-38) (21-38)

(1-20) (1-20)

Not energy efficient - higher running costs Not environmentally friendly - higher CO2 emissions

EU Directive EU Directive
England & Wales 2002/91/EC
England & Wales 2002/91/EC
The energy efficiency rating is a measure of the The environmental impact rating is a measure of this
overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the homes impact on the environment in terms of
more energy efficient the home is and the lower the Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The higher the
fuel bills are likely to be. rating the less impact it has on the environment.

Estimated energy use, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel costs of this home

Current Potential
Energy use 719 kWh/m per year 719 kWh/m per year
Carbon dioxide emissions 5.0 tonnes per year 5.0 tonnes per year
Lighting 24 per year 24 per year
Heating 522 per year 522 per year

Hot water 128 per year 128 per year

Based on standardised assumptions about occupancy, heating patterns and geographical location, the above table
provides an indication of how much it will cost to provide lighting, heating and hot water to this home. The fuel costs
only take into account the cost of fuel and not any associated service, maintenance or safety inspection. This
certificate has been provided for comparative purposes only and enables one home to be compared with another.
Always check the date the certificate was issued, because fuel prices can increase over time and energy saving
recommendations will evolve.

The address and energy rating of the dwelling in this EPC may be given to EST to provide
information on financial help for improving its energy performance.

For advice on how to take action and to find out about offers available to make your home more
energy efficient, call 0800 512 012 or visit

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3, Kimberley Place, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WIGAN, Lancashire, WN4 9DJ Energy Performance Certificate
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About this document

The Energy Performance Certificate for this dwelling was produced following an energy assessment undertaken by a
qualified assessor, accredited by Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd, to a scheme authorised by the Government. This
certificate was produced using the RdSAP 2005 assessment methodology and has been produced under the Energy
Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 as amended. A copy
of the certificate has been lodged on a national register.

Assessors accreditation number: EES/001236

Assessors name: Mrs. Julie Mawson
Company name/trading name: Lancashire Energy Assessors
Address: 39 Hall Lane, Hindley, Lancashire, Wigan, WN2 2SA

Phone number: 01942 256688

Fax number:
E-mail address:
Related party disclosure:

If you have a complaint or wish to confirm that the certificate is genuine

Details of the assessor and the relevant accreditation scheme are as above. You can get contact details of the
accreditation scheme from their website at together with details of their procedures for
confirming authenticity of a certificate and for making a complaint.

About the buildings performance ratings

The ratings on the certificate provide a measure of the building's overall energy efficiency and its environmental
impact, calculated in accordance with a national methodology that takes into account factors such as insulation,
heating and hot water systems, ventilation and fuels used. The average Energy Efficiency Rating for a dwelling in
England and Wales is band E (rating 46).

Not all buildings are used in the same way, so energy ratings use 'standard occupancy' assumptions which may be
different from the specific way you use your home. Different methods of calculation are used for homes and for other
buildings. Details can be found at

Buildings that are more energy efficient use less energy, save money and help protect the environment. A building
with a rating of 100 would cost almost nothing to heat and light and would cause almost no carbon emissions. The
potential ratings on the certificate describe how close this building could get to 100 if all the cost effective
recommended improvements were implemented.

About the impact of buildings on the environment

One of the biggest contributors to global warming is carbon dioxide. The way we use energy in buildings causes
emissions of carbon. The energy we use for heating, lighting and power in homes produces over a quarter of the
UK's carbon dioxide emissions and other buildings produce a further one-sixth.
The average household causes about 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. Adopting the recommendations in this
report can reduce emissions and protect the environment. You could reduce emissions even more by switching to
renewable energy sources. In addition there are many simple everyday measures that will save money, improve
comfort and reduce the impact on the environment. Some examples are given at the end of this report.

Visit the Government's website at to:

Find how to confirm the authenticity of an energy performance certificate
Find how to make a complaint about a certificate or the assessor who produced it
Learn more about the national register where this certificate has been lodged
Learn more about energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption

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Recommended measures to improve this homes energy performance

3, Kimberley Place, Date of certificate: 11 February 2009

Ashton-in-Makerfield, Reference number: 8002-8715-0720-1306-6213

Summary of this homes energy performance related features

The following is an assessment of the key individual elements that have an impact on this homes performance rating.
Each element is assessed against the following scale: Very poor / Poor / Average / Good / Very good.

Current performance
Elements Description
Energy Efficiency Environmental

Walls Solid brick, as built, no insulation (assumed) Very poor Very poor

Roof Pitched, no insulation (assumed) Very poor Very poor

Floor (other premises below) - -

Windows Fully double glazed Average Average

Main heating Electric storage heaters Average Poor

Main heating controls Manual charge control Poor Poor

Secondary heating Room heaters, electric - -

Hot water Electric immersion, off-peak Poor Poor

Lighting Low energy lighting in all fixed outlets Very good Very good

Current energy efficiency rating E 44

Current environmental impact (CO 2) rating F 35

Low and zero carbon energy sources


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Further measures to achieve even higher standards

The further measures listed below should be considered in addition to those already specified if aiming for the highest
possible standards for this home. However you should check the conditions in any covenants, planning conditions,
warranties or sale contracts.
1 50 mm internal or external wall insulation 55 E 48 F 38

Enhanced energy efficiency rating E 48

Enhanced environmental impact (CO 2) rating F 38

Improvements to the energy efficiency and environmental impact ratings will usually be in step with each other.
However, they can sometimes diverge because reduced energy costs are not always accompanied by a reduction
in carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions.

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About the cost effective measures to improve this homes energy ratings

Not applicable

About the further measures to achieve even higher standards

Further measures that could deliver even higher standards for this home. You should check the conditions in any
covenants, planning conditions, warranties or sale contracts before undertaking any of these measures. If you are a
tenant, before undertaking any work you should check the terms of your lease and obtain approval from your
landlord if the lease either requires it, or makes no express provision for such work.

1 Internal or external wall insulation

Solid wall insulation involves adding a layer of insulation to either the inside or the outside surface of the external walls, which
reduces heat loss and lowers fuel bills. As it is more expensive than cavity wall insulation it is only recommended for walls without a
cavity, or where for technical reasons a cavity cannot be filled. Internal insulation, known as dry-lining, is where a layer of insulation
is fixed to the inside surface of external walls; this type of insulation is best applied when rooms require redecorating and can be
installed by a competent DIY enthusiast. External solid wall insulation is the application of an insulant and a weather-protective
finish to the outside of the wall. This may improve the look of the home, particularly where existing brickwork or rendering is poor,
and will provide long-lasting weather protection. Further information can be obtained from the National Insulation Association
( It should be noted that planning permission might be required.

What can I do today?

Actions that will save money and reduce the impact of your home on the environment include:

Ensure that you understand the dwelling and how its energy systems are intended to work so as to obtain
the maximum benefit in terms of reducing energy use and CO2 emissions.
Check that your heating system thermostat is not set too high (in a home, 21C in the living room is
suggested) and use the timer to ensure you only heat the building when necessary.

Make sure your hot water is not too hot - a cylinder thermostat need not normally be higher than 60C.

Turn off lights when not needed and do not leave appliances on standby. Remember not to leave chargers
(e.g. for mobile phones) turned on when you are not using them.
Close your curtains at night to reduce heat escaping through the windows.
If youre not filling up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half-load or economy

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